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Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2021) Ireland: national report for 2020 - harms and harm reduction. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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This report summarises the most recently available data with regard to drug-related harms and drug-related harm interventions in the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland maintains a special register that is a complete census of all drug-induced deaths. Established in 2005, the National Drug-Related Death Index (NDRDI), which is maintained by the Health Research Board (HRB), is an epidemiological database that records cases of deaths by drug poisoning, and deaths among drug users in Ireland, extending back to 1998.

Data on drug-related acute emergencies in the Irish context refer to all admissions to acute general hospitals with non-fatal overdoses and are extracted from the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) scheme. Data for the year 2017 are included in this report.

Incidences of newly diagnosed HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases are notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Notification data for 2018 are included in this report.

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